A Pikeville man arrested late last month on numerous charges linked to allegations of wild parties involving minors at his Hambley Boulevard residence pleaded not guilty this week.

Through his attorneys Athanasia Lewis and Ira Branham, Baker waived formal arraignment and entered a not guilty plea in Pike District Court Tuesday to the charges he’s facing, which include two charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, two charges of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a charge of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and a charge of second-degree wanton endangerment linked to several incidents involving Baker and children, including his own minor son, attending parties and allegedly using drugs.

Pike District Judge Tommy May set a preliminary hearing in the case for 1 p.m. July 18.

Baker was allowed to remain free on the $2,000 bond originally set after his arrest.

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